Student Emergency Fund

The NIU Emergency Fund was established to provide assistance to NIU students who have been impacted by COVID-19 or whose circumstances have been exacerbated as a result of the pandemic. These funds are designed to help students continue their education; therefore, they are reserved for students who are currently enrolled in courses at NIU.

Please note: In order to be eligible to receive funding from the NIU Student Emergency Fund, students must have either shown proof of vaccination or be currently compliant with their weekly surveillance testing requirement. Information on about the vaccine and surveillance testing requirements is available on NIU’s Protecting the Pack site.


Contact the Center for Student Assistance at or 815-753-8300.

Interested in Donating?

Please visit the NIU Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund Donation Page.